The Governor gave the compliment while presiding over the official transfer of the Kiyawa-Kwanar Huguma road streetlights project from the Federal Ministry of Works to the Jigawa State Government, which took place on Wednesday at the Government House, Dutse. The handover ceremony marked a collaborative effort between the state and federal governments to enhance infrastructure and improve the lives of the people in the state.
Expressing his gratitude, Governor Namadi thanked the Federal Ministry of Works and the Federal Government for their essential role in the implementation of this vital project. He emphasized the commitment of his administration to working in tandem with the federal government to bring about positive changes in the state.
“The partnership between the Jigawa State Government and the Federal Government has yielded this important streetlight project, which will undoubtedly contribute to the overall development of our dear state,” the governor said.
The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Works, successfully installed 374 streetlight poles, incorporating both single and double arms, along the Kiyawa-Kwanar Huguma federal road. These installations spanned six different locations, including Andaza, Shuwarin, Fatara, JTV Roundabout, Police Headquarters Roundabout, Danmasara Housing Estate, Kudai, and Kandi towns. Seven substations that are both powered by generators and the National Grid support the infrastructure.
The project, valued at over 1.8 billion Naira, was executed by the Federal Government, which also assumed responsibility for its operation and maintenance for the first year. However, in a move towards sustainable local management, the Jigawa State Ministry of Works reached an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Works on the modalities for taking over the project. The collaboration culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Governor Namadi expressed confidence in the state’s ability to maintain the project, ensuring the continuous operation of the streetlights for the benefit of the people.
Engineer Samson Abindebi Shiyanbola, a director in charge of electrical and streetlight services, led the delegation from the Federal Ministry of Works during the handover ceremony.
Hamisu Mohammed Gumel
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Jigawa State
December 14, 2023